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Texas Swimmers, Ledecky/Manuel Highlight Longhorn Elite Invite Psych Sheets

Texas Swimmers, Ledecky/Manuel Highlight Longhorn Elite Invite Psych Sheets

May 18, 2021
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2021 Longhorn Elite Invite May 20-23, 2021 Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center Austin, TX LCM (50m) Start Times (US CT): Prelims 10AM, Finals 5:30PM The 2021 Longhorn Elite Invite will be held this weekend at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center at the University of […]

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Texas Swimmers, Ledecky/Manuel Highlight Longhorn Elite Invite Psych Sheets

2021 Longhorn Elite Invite

  • May 20-23, 2021
  • Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center
  • Austin, TX
  • LCM (50m)
  • Start Times (US CT): Prelims 10AM, Finals 5:30PM

The 2021 Longhorn Elite Invite will be held this weekend at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center at the University of Texas in Austin. The three-day affair will feature all Olympic events in its schedule, with the top 24 swimmers in the morning prelims qualifying for the A, B, and C evening finals. Among the attendees are Olympic champions Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel. Manuel will swim her signature 50/100 free sprints while Ledecky is scheduled to hit the 50/100/200/400/800 free events this weekend.

Peering at the 2020-2021 US rankings, Manuel is the No. 1 American in the 100 free at 53.34 from the 2020 Stanford Invite and currently ranks No. 5 in the 50 free at 24.70 from PSS San Antonio. Ledecky, on the other hand, is the No. 1 swimmer in the 200 free (1:54.40), 400 free (3:59.25), and 800 free (8:13.64) for both US and world season rankings.

In both IM events, Brooke Forde, Evie Pfeifer, and Madisyn Cox are top contenders along with 200 breast specialist Bethany Galat. Worlds medalist Katie Drabot is entered in the 200/400 free and 100/200 fly. The Stanford alum will swim against NCAA flyers Lillie Nordmann, Olivia Bray, and Kelly Pash. Cal Bears Isabelle Stadden (100/200 back) and Izzy Ivey (100/200 free, 100 back, 100 fly) will also swim in Austin.

On the men’s side, Olympic hopeful Carson Foster headlines the 400 IM with his US No. 2 season best of 4:13.79. Sitting in 5th in the US rankings is brother Jake Foster at 4:17.04, who it also entered in the 200 breast and 200 IM. Looking to compete against C. Foster in both the 400 IM and 200 fly is UGA alum and 2016 Olympian Gunnar Bentz. C. Foster also ranks No. 8 in the 200 IM (1:59.82) and No. 13 in the 200 fly (1:58.60) in the US season rankings.

In the men’s 100 free, Texas Longhorn Maxime Rooney has the highest US rank this season among the Austin entries, ranking 10th at 49.40. Stanford’s Grant Shoults and Longhorn training-mates Townley Haas and Drew Kibler are also expected to swim the middle-distance free events. Into the stroke events, Texas A&M Aggie Shaine Casas and Texas Longhorn Austin Katz headline both backstroke events while former Texas Longhorn Will Licon and Stanford’s Daniel Roy highlight the men’s 100/200 breast.

More Texas Longhorns expected to appear in Austin include John Shebat, Julia Cook, Kyla Leibel, Grace Cooper, Daniel Krueger, Jeff Newkirk, Peter Larson, Coby Carrozza, Alvin Jiang, Cole Crane, Emma Sticklen, Charlie Scheinfeld, and Bridget Semenuk. Other NCAA swimmers entered include Stanford’s Lucie Nordmann, Amalie Fackenthal, Luke Maurer, Ethan Hu, Zoe Bartel, Alex Crisera, Allie Raab, Anya Goeders, Morgan Tankersley, and Isabel Gormley and Texas A&M Aggies Caroline Theil, Abigail Ahrens, and Taylor Pike.

Frenchwoman Beryl Gastaldello is currently entered in the 50/100 free and 100 fly in lieu of competing at the 2021 European Championships in Budapest this week. On the men’s side, Texas A&M’s Koko Bratanov of Bulgaria comes in with the fastest 50 free season best at 22.25, coming from the most recent Pro Swim Series meet in Indy this past weekend. FINA’s automatic olympic qualifying standard in the 50 free rests at a 22.01, just 0.24s off of Bratanov’s best. Other notable international entries include Joanna Evans of the Bahamas, Texas’ Anna Elendt of Germany, Remedy Rule of the Philippines (100/200 fly, 200 free), Texas A&M’s Angel Martinez of Mexico and Jing Quah of Singapore.

Order of Events

Thursday, May 20

  • 100 Free
  • 400 IM
  • 400 Free
  • 100 Fly

Friday, May 21

  • 200 Free
  • 200 Back
  • 200 Breast
  • 50 Free
  • 800 Free

Saturday, May 22

  • 200 Fly
  • 100 Breast
  • 1500 Free
  • 100 Back
  • 200 IM
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